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Why I Love Brown Rice Pasta (And You Should, Too!)

Before I start confession my love for brown rice pasta, let me first admit something. I try my best to live a healthier lifestyle, so transitioning to brown rice pasta seemed natural to me. However, I do not like all healthy pastas. I will never get used to the taste of whole wheat pasta and quinoa pasta doesn’t have the same texture that I expect when I eat an al dente noodle. But brown rice pasta has changed my opinion about healthier…

Pasta · Recipes

Homemade Pasta

There is absolutely NOTHING like homemade pasta. Mister is a master of hand rolling pasta dough and the result just doesn’t come close to the dried pasta that is sitting in my cabinet. This pasta is chewy in all the right places and practically absorbs your homemade sauce like it’s thirsting for it! Two eggs for one cup of flour is a good ratio to stick to. One egg per serving. We made fettucine noodles. You could cut them thinner…

Pasta · Poultry · Recipes

Chicken with Tomatoes and Capers on Fresh Pasta

There are two words that will always make my heart flutter: ITALIAN and HEALTHY. I recently discovered this great food site called Julia’s Healthy Italian and was immediately inspired to try out one of her recipes. The thing I liked most about her recipes is that they were so simple. I don’t mean any disrespect to simplicity here, because simple can be a very beautiful thing. And in this case, this recipe was just that —…

Beef/Lamb · Pasta · Recipes · Vegan/Vegetarian

Homemade Ravioli and Basil Marinara Sauce

I’m one of those Americans that is a bit lost in her heritage, or maybe I should say my lack of heritage. I didn’t have an Italian grandmother who taught me how to make noodles from scratch or an Ethiopian family who shared recipes centuries old. I am who I am – a 100% American raised person. I sometimes wish that I had more of an ethnic upbringing so I would have more to share with my future children (or future cookbooks)…

30 Minute Meals · Pasta · Pork · Recipes

Pasta Carbonara

Lately I have found myself eating more and more vegan and vegetarian meals. I was a vegetarian for many years (many years ago now) but I found that my lifestyle had changed and I incorporated more and more meat back into my diet. Nowadays, there are many fantastic meat substitutes available. I can cope with fake chicken and fake hot dogs, but the fake-in bacon (whether you make it yourself or buy it) just doesn’t quite make the cut for…

Pasta Dishes

…Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Broccoli and Lemon Savory Pumpkin Ravioli {Vegetarian} Slow Cooker Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs and Spaghetti Butternut Squash Lasagna with Spinach and Mushrooms {Vegetarian} Pasta Carbonara Broccoli Pesto Penne {Vegan} Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 See All Pasta Dishes…